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The Meaning of Science

Tim Lewens

What is science? Is it uniquely equipped to deliver universal truths? Or is it one of many disciplines - art, literature, religion - that offer different forms of understanding? In The Meaning of Science, Tim Lewens offers a provocative introduction to the philosophy of science, showing us for example what physics teaches us about reality, what biology teaches us about human nature, and what cognitive science teaches us about human freedom. Drawing on the insights of towering figures like Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn, Lewens shows how key questions in science matter, often in personal, practical and political ways.

Tim Lewens is a Professor of Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, and a fellow of Clare College. He has written for the London Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement, and has won prizes for both his teaching and his publications.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
27/08/2015
Category
  • Science and Technology
Format TPS
181 x 111mm
Extent
320
US
Basic Books Inc
Translation
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